SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, so that they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you'll be able to see which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and you can use it if we handle the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using some other email service provider. The new records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your e-mail addresses.